Salvation Army, Feed The Children distribute food and toys - Article Photos 12/25

Jesse Snyder of Midwest City puts bags into a woman's vehicle as she holds the door open for him. Stephanie Condeluci of Edmond, unloads additional bags of toys and gifts from a shopping cart. This is Snyder's first year to volunteer at the event. He said it was "fun" and also described it as "rewarding.". Condeluci volunteered with other employees from Feed the Children. She said this is her first year to help, but added, "it won't be my last." She said helping people with their toys and bicycles is "better than Christmas at your own home. So many people don't have what we have." She said she cried after assisting some of the first clients, but those tears were soon replaced with a big smile for people she was helping. The Salvation Army and Feed the Children teamed to distribute bicycles and toys for children, and handed out boxes of food for families at their annual distribution event Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Salvation Army officials said 100 volunteers helped make the event go smoothly. The volunteers loaded bags of toys and bikes into vehicles of clients who had been pre-approved for assistance. Many of the gifts were provided through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman